Chocolate Cake

Categorized as: Desserts
 
Makes 12 servings.

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons margarine
10 ¾ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 36 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 ½ cups Equal® Spoonful™
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
⅓ cup skim milk
⅓ cup apricot preserves with NutraSweet® brand sweetener or apricot spreadable fruit
3 large egg whites
⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee crystals
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk

Directions:

1. Heat margarine, chocolate, milk, apricot preserves, and espresso crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until chocolate is almost melted. Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla; add Equal®, whisking until smooth.
2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt.
3. Lightly grease bottom of 9-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or baking paper. Pour cake batter into pan.
4. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until cake is just firm when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes and toothpick comes out clean (Do Not overbake). Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
5. Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Spread with Rich Chocolate Glaze, if desired. Garnish with light whipped topping, chocolate drizzle and/or raspberries, if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 139
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 11g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 108mg

Food Exchanges: ½ bread, 2 fat.

Rich Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup skim milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into small pieces
3 ½ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener or ½ cup Equal® Spoonful™

Directions:

1. Heat milk and chocolate in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until almost melted; remove from heat and whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in Equal®.
2. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate glaze, if necessary, until thickened enough to spread.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 30
Protein 1g
Carbohydrates 3g
Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3mg

Food Exchanges: ½ fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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